I have to agree, you are more likely to develop PE and/or GD again this pregnancy then you are to have a child with Downs, spina bifida etc and your doctor still recommended the triple test (AFP) I bet.
My doctor also told me it was unlikely that I would develop PE again (as we only have like a 10-20% chance of reoccurance, just about the same chance of getting it the first time) and that she would monitor me closely for the pregnancy, but nothing more then that until something started to happen.
I did end up having problems again so it can (and does) happen after your first pregnancy.
The good thing is that you have been through it before and you know what feels right and what doesn't. You are your own best advocate.
I just wanted to mention because I thought its somewhat striking to the mind.
My Dr. and midwives have told me that there is no reason that this condition will occur again, and that it is common in first time pregnancies
If there is no reason for the condition to occur again, there was also no reason for it to occur in the first place. If you got it the first time, thats enough reason to suspect it may happen again (not saying it will)
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